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Harbor Chillin.

Posted by skywriter12 on 21 Dec 2009 | Tagged as: feature, nature


A pelican and a sea lion at the harbor.

Stills from Mato Grosso

Posted by skywriter12 on 22 May 2008 | Tagged as: news, feature, nature

Brazil is the biggest producer of soy in the world.
The farmers cut into the forest for soy and cattle.
Cleared jungle for cattle pasture. Demand for red meat continues to skyrocket.
Charred forest ready to convert to farmland.

These are some stills from my photo camera from a story I am working on about the global food and energy crisis, which actually a video piece. I took very few stills, but here they are. With HD, I can do frame grabs, which is the plan in the next few days.

In an nutshell, many are accusing Brazil of burning down the Amazon to convert it into high yield farmland to grow more food, animal feed, and crops for biodiesel and ethanol production. Begs the question about what is the environmental price we are willing to pay in order to have enough food and energy crops for the world. A complex and controversial issue.

The video is in the editing phase right now, and will post soon. Enjoy..

Note: I cropped to 16:9 aspect so I can put it in FCP. Some people like to add motion to the photos and move around it, but not me. I like it cropped how I want…

Spanish Fort

Posted by skywriter12 on 04 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: portrait, nature, personal


Fuerte San Lorenzo, the ruins of a 16th Century Spanish fort on the Caribbean coast of Panama.

Parque Metropolitano

Posted by skywriter12 on 03 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: nature, personal


I went on a hike with my photog buddy Ruben Parra for a little photo trek. Nice change to just play with light and shadow and whatnot….

It’s Hot in Here

Posted by skywriter12 on 12 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: nature, personal, travel

I took these while camping in a glacial valley in the Peruvian Andes. What’s left of the glacier is seen here.
Because of global warming, these glaciers are melting fast. They’ll soon be gone forever.

Do Something. Now.


Posted by skywriter12 on 23 May 2007 | Tagged as: nature, personal

Overlooking Santa Cruz on a foggy evening…

Fall Colors

Posted by skywriter12 on 31 Oct 2006 | Tagged as: nature

Just some quick snapshots of the fall colors taken during a hike a friend and I did on the Old Rag Trail today. The trailhead begins at the base of the mountain range that makes up Shenandoah National Park. The bouldering on the top section is amazing, and the whole thing is one of the best day hikes I’ve ever done. For anyone in Virginia/D.C./Baltimore, it’s worth the drive!